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Augmented Reality needle ablation guidance tool for Irreversible Electroporation in the pancreas

Kuzhagaliyev, T; Clancy, NT; Janatka, M; Tchaka, K; Vasconcelos, F; Clarkson, MJ; Gurusamy, KS; ... Stoyanov, D; + view all (2018) Augmented Reality needle ablation guidance tool for Irreversible Electroporation in the pancreas. In: Proceedings of SPIE 10576, Medical Imaging 2018: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling. (pp. p. 1057613). SPIE: Houston, Texas, United States. Green open access

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Abstract

Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a soft tissue ablation technique suitable for treatment of inoperable tumours in the pancreas. The process involves applying a high voltage electric field to the tissue containing the mass using needle electrodes, leaving cancerous cells irreversibly damaged and vulnerable to apoptosis. Efficacy of the treatment depends heavily on the accuracy of needle placement and requires a high degree of skill from the operator. In this paper, we describe an Augmented Reality (AR) system designed to overcome the challenges associated with planning and guiding the needle insertion process. Our solution, based on the HoloLens (Microsoft, USA) platform, tracks the position of the headset, needle electrodes and ultrasound (US) probe in space. The proof of concept implementation of the system uses this tracking data to render real-time holographic guides on the HoloLens, giving the user insight into the current progress of needle insertion and an indication of the target needle trajectory. The operator’s field of view is augmented using visual guides and real-time US feed rendered on a holographic plane, eliminating the need to consult external monitors. Based on these early prototypes, we are aiming to develop a system that will lower the skill level required for IRE while increasing overall accuracy of needle insertion and, hence, the likelihood of successful treatment.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Augmented Reality needle ablation guidance tool for Irreversible Electroporation in the pancreas
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging 2018
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Dates: 10 February 2018 - 15 February 2018
ISBN-13: 9781510616417
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1117/12.2293671
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2293671
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Surgical Biotechnology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10043279
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